The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) is an excellent choice for students wanting to pursue a Ph.D. in the classic fields of anthropology: Archaeology. Bioarchaeology. Physical anthropology. Sociocultural anthropology. It is also an ideal environment for students who want to combine these approaches and other disciplines to explore specific issues or research questions within a transdisciplinary context. Our flexible graduate curricula are designed to encourage students to design innovative plans of study, to pursue their interests while receiving broad training in key areas. The anthropology faculty actively engage with faculty in other disciplines, including: Applied mathematics. Chemistry. Environmental economics. Epidemiology. Formal modeling. Genetics. Sociology. Sustainability. Technology and society. Urban planning. The school offers many exciting hands-on learning opportunities, through laboratories and field-based research that focus on addressing real-world challenges related to the following research themes: Biological, social and cultural dimensions of human health. Culture, heritage and identity. Global dynamics and regional interactions. Human origins, evolution and diversity. Societies and their natural environments. Urban societies. The training students receive in this program prepares them to become expert scholars able to contribute not only to their chosen field, but to finding solutions to humankind's greatest challenges.